STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2655
RE: S.C.R. No. 28
Honorable Colleen Hanabusa
President of the Senate
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2010
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education and Housing, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 28 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE WASTE OF MILK DISTRIBUTED WITH SCHOOL LUNCHES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Education to implement a statewide plan to eliminate the waste of milk distributed with school lunches.
Comments were submitted by one state agency. Written testimony presented to the Committee may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.
Your Committee finds that this measure prompts statewide action to reduce the waste of both public funds and valuable resources and to convert an existing inefficiency into an opportunity to provide better health for school children.
Upon the consideration of information on the Department of Education's existing efforts to reduce food waste and milk waste, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Removing the language requesting the Department of Education to develop, implement, and report on a statewide plan to eliminate the waste of milk;
(2) Describing your Committee's findings on the Department of Education's current implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture's Offer versus Serve (OVS) concept;
(3) Inserting language to encourage the Department of Education to continue implementation of the OVS concept and to expand implementation of the OVS concept to all of Hawaii's public schools; and
(4) Amending the measure's title to reflect its amended purpose.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education and Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 28, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 28, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education and Housing,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair